Gender Diversity

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Arts boards still don’t represent Toronto’s diversity

Toronto is the most diverse city in the world, yet many of its arts boards are woefully bereft of women and men of colour. Four years ago, I wrote a Star column on the shocking white maleness of the boards of Toronto’s “Big 6” arts…

Canadian Women Are Storming The Ivory Towers

True, Hilary Clinton didn't break through the Everest of glass ceilings. True, 44 per cent of Canada's public companies don't have even one woman on their boards. True, Canadian women earn just 73.5 cents for every dollar a man makes. But…

Quotas required to have more women on corporate boards?

Of the 12 largest European markets, five – France, Germany, Belgium, Italy and Norway — have mandatory quotas on women serving on boards. So, 46 per cent of 733 TSX-listed companies have no women sitting on their boards. Not even one. This…

What Happens When We Pass Beyond The Point Of Gender Parity?

What beats gender parity? Gender dominance. And it's busting out in some telling places. Last month, media reported that women will outnumber men on what could turn out to be the most influential group of people around Prime Minister Justin…

Gender diversity on corporate boards won’t happen until we limit terms

Last month brought the news that nearly 20 per cent of Canada’s board members are women. That is a lot better than a decade ago, when it was 12 per cent, but no ovations yet, please – we are making progress much more slowly than others.…

The misplaced optimism of gender diversity targets

So how’s the Ontario Security Commission’s new “comply or explain” policy doing in nudging our public companies to put more women on their boards? Well, if the first six months offer any clue, it will take 68 more years before boards…